Celebrate the Holidays at the Winter Family Festival
It is holiday time, and snow is in the air once again in Studio City, CA. The Studio City Residents Association’s Fourth Annual Winter Family Festival and Festival of Giving will be held at Studio City Recreation Center (aka “Beeman Park”) on Sunday, December 14, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Studio City Recreation Center is located at 12621 Rye Street, Studio City, CA 91604. Last year, more than 4,500 people got into the holiday spirit and gave back to the community as well at this popular free event, which is presented to the community by the Studio City Residents Association and Studio City Recreation Center. The event, the largest to-date, saw thousands playing in more than 70 tons of snow, with slides, snowball fights and snowman making. Guests attending the event donated more than 500 pieces of clothing, more than 250 pounds of food, as well as many boxes of books, toys and pet items to the onsite Festival of Giving, which benefitted the North Hollywood Interfaith Food Pantry, St. Charles Service Center, the LAPD North Hollywood Division Gift and Food Drive, Pet Orphans, BookEnds and Iris Blossom Charities. Guests also enjoyed samples from local restaurants, craft-making, free photos with Santa, food trucks and many other activities. This year’s event is set to be even more exciting with special surprises. Guests are encouraged to bring canned and packaged food items (no glass please, new unwrapped toys, pet food and toys, and new/gently used books to donate for the holiday. Everyone who donates items will be entered to win four (4) complimentary one-day admission tickets to Universal Studios Hollywood with Front of the Line passes, courtesy of NBCUniversal. Donations this year will benefit the North Hollywood Interfaith Food Pantry, St. Charles Service Center, the LAPD North Hollywood Division Gift and Food Drive, Pet Orphans, Aviva Family & Children’s Services, and Iris Blossom Charities. Parking for the Festival is free with a free shuttle at CBS Studio Center, 4024 Radford, Studio City, CA 91604. Major supporters for the Fourth Annual Winter Family Festival include NBCUniversal, CBS Studio Center, and the BLVD Hotel & Spa. Presenting sponsors include the Studio City Improvement Association, the Studio City Neighborhood Council and a private donor. Event sponsors include the Studio City Farmers Market, the Studio City Chamber of Commerce, the Studio City Neighborhood Council, Star Parking, Studio City Lifestyle Magazine, Alan Taylor Real Estate, Bryan Abrams Real Estate, Shaolin American Self Defense Academy, Weintraub Real Estate Group and Blue Shield of California.